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#9 Alabama Crimson Tide at #11 Ole Miss Rebels Betting Preview

The top matchup in the Southeastern Conference pits the #9 Alabama Crimson Tide (7-2, 4-2 SEC) on the road against the #11 Ole Miss Rebels (8-1, 4-1 SEC) in a divisional clash. The rivalry dates back to 1894, and the Crimson Tide lead the all-time series, 53-10-2. Alabama knocked off Ole Miss last season in Tuscaloosa, 42-21.

Saturday’s kickoff is at 3:30 p.m. EST inside Vaught-Hemingway Stadium in Oxford, Mississippi. Alabama is a 12-point road favorite, and the over/under total is 64.5 points.

What to Know – #9 Alabama Crimson Tide

Alabama finds itself in unfamiliar territory sitting outside the playoff picture and sitting in third place in the SEC West. The Crimson Tide have dropped two of their last three contests, both on the road and against ranked opponents.

Bryce Young dropped back to pass 51 times last week against LSU but completed only 25 of his attempts while throwing his fourth interception of the season. Young has thrown for 2,234 yards in 2022, completing 62% of his passes with 19 touchdown throws.

The best player this season on the offensive side of the ball has been Georgia Tech transfer running back Jahmyr Gibbs. Gibbs has carried the ball 113 times for 771 yards and six scores, averaging 6.8 yards per touch. The talented back is second on the team in receiving, hauling 39 receptions for 365 yards and three TDs.

Leading wide receiver is sophomore Ja’Corey Brooks. Brooks leads a receiving core of six players that have over 20 receptions. Brooks leads Alabama with 473 yards and five touchdowns.

What to Know – #11 Ole Miss Rebels

The Rebels find themselves just a half-game back of the top spot in the SEC West, and a win over Alabama will put them neck and neck with the LSU Tigers, which dealt the Rebels their lone loss of the season.

Ole Miss closes out the regular season with two of its last three contests in Oxford.

USC transfer Jaxson Dart has fit right into Lane Kiffen’s offense, throwing for 1,911 yards, 14 touchdowns, and seven interceptions. Dart can also expose defenses on the ground, adding 473 yards rushing.

Quinshon Judkins has already rushed for 1,036 yards, averaging 5.8 yards every time he touches the ball. Judkins has found the endzone 13 times, accounting for almost half the Rebels’ rushing scores.

Wide receiver Jonathan Mingo highlights a wide out core that averages 14.2 yards per catch. Mingo stat line reads 30 receptions, 664 yards, and four TDs. Malik Health leads Ole Miss in receptions with 32, adding 491 yards and three touchdowns.

The Pick is In

After last week’s thrilling overtime defeat in Death Valley, the Crimson Tide have to dust themselves off and get ready for another tough road test.

Ole Miss comes in with a ton of confidence and needing a victory to keep its hope alive for an SEC Championship berth. The Rebels give the Crimson Tide all they can handle in Oxford.

The Pick: Ole Miss Rebels +12

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